Every Cycle is Sacred

To the tune of “Every Sperm is Sacred” by Monty Python (Meaning of Life)

There are Suns in this world, there are Apples,
There are Sequents and Goulds and then,
There are those who clone I B M, BUT
I’ve never been one of them.

For I’m an 11/45
and have been since the day I was made
And the one thing they say about PDP’s is
They’ll run no matter what they said,
You don’t have to be in a six-footer,
You don’t have to have a 9-slot backplane
You don’t have to have Memory Management,
You’re booted the moment DCLO came, For

Every Cycle is Sacred,
Every Cycle is Great,
If a cycle gets wasted,
DEC gets quite irate!

{Repeat}

Let the others waste them,
On floating-point multiply
DEC shall make them pay for
Each add able to be skipped by.

Every cycle is wanted
Every cycle is good
Every cycle is needed
In your neighbourhood

Intel, Sun and Zilog
Branch their’s just anywhere
DEC loves those who write
Their Microcode with more care

Every cycle is useful
Every cycle is fine
DEC saves everybody’s
Time and Time and Time.

Other systems waste theirs
while fetching o’er t’backplane
DEC shall strike them down for
each cycle thats run in vain

Every cycle is sacred,
Every cycle is great,
If a cycle gets wasted,
DEC GETS QUITE IRATE!!!

Author : Tony Duell <ard@siva.bris.ac.uk>

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